Street vendors and informal traders on the move
On Friday 30 March 2012, 45 organised street vendors and informal traders from all 9 provinces met in Mangaung to chart the way forward to the establishment of a national alliance through which they will represent the members in their sector with one united voice. The informal traders` organisations represented at the meeting included ACHIB (African Cooperative of Hawkers & Informal Businesses), Eastern Cape Street Vendors` Alliance, Kimberley Hawkers` Front, Limpopo SMME & Hawkers` Assocation, Mangaung Hawkers` Association, Mpumalanga Hawkers` Association, Johannesburg-based SA Informal Traders` Forum, Durban-based Ubumbano Traders` Alliance, Western Cape Informal Traders` Coalition and Mangaung cross-border traders.
Malawi Union For Informal Sector (MUFIS)
Women for Malawi Union for Informal Sector had an activity of sweeping and talking to the people at Manase Market in Blantyre. This market has been neglected by City Council of Blantyre. They do not collect refuse at this market;
Happy Women`s day!!!
We all know that 8th March is celebrated as Women`s day. SEWA with a membership base of 13,25,752 in nine states of India has organized 144708 construction workers at national level and 29,657 construction workers in the State of Gujarat. With a vision to build capacity and to provide decent livelihood, SEWA has promoted Construction Cooperative "Rachaita", the first ever women`s cooperative to enter male-dominated construction industry which has bagged many big contracts of construction work in the hospitals, hotels, public works, etc. On the international women`s day, the daily newspaper, The Times of India, Ahmedabad captured the empowerment of women construction worker members in a special article. From : Manali -SEWA
International Women’s Day – 8th March, 2012 celebration
TUICO the StreetNet International affiliate in Tanzania, in collaboration with the National Center will have the symposium on 7th of March and will join other women for the big celebrations on 8th March.